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MLS, Twitter 3-year content deal

MLS, Twitter 3-year content deal

US professional football body Major League Soccer (MLS) has agreed a comprehensive three-year deal with Twitter to provide MLS fans with a broad slate of weekly programming including live matches,…

Canal+ confirms TF1 restoration

Following confirmation by France’s Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) and the country’s Culture Minister that the distribution of free-to-air channels should remain free, and that only additional services such as…

McMafia drives record month for iPlayer

McMafia drives record month for iPlayer

The first episode of crime drama McMafia was streamed 3.4 million times, and three other episodes of the series that aired later in the month also feature in the top…

TF1, Orange distribution pact

French commercial broadcaster TF1 Group and multiplay telco Orange have signed a new global distribution agreement reinstating distribution by Orange of all TF1 group channels, and of the non-linear services…

Ofcom proposes PSB/pay-TV partnerships

Ofcom proposes PSB/pay-TV partnerships

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published fresh analysis setting out the challenges facing the UK’s public service broadcasters in the face of greater online media consumption and global competition, suggesting…

£10m boost for BBC Three shows

£10m boost for BBC Three shows

BBC Three is expanding its commissioning remit, with an additional £10 million (€11.17m) investment to launch a new editorial pillar, two years after going online. “This is an exciting creative…

Australia: FTA reigns, SVoD growing

Australia: FTA reigns, SVoD growing

The Online & On Demand 2017 report, based on research conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Screen Australia, finds streaming services have completely changed how Australians view content, yet broadcast…

Discovery hails Winter Olympic success

Discovery hails Winter Olympic success

With the closing of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Discovery says it has delivered on its commitment to engage more people, on more screens than ever before across Europe. Viewers…

Study reveals strength of mobile video ads

Study reveals strength of mobile video ads

Research from marketing science academic Professor Karen Nelson-Field has uncovered new insights into how and why video advertising works for brands when viewed on mobile devices. The ‘mobile edition’ of…

UKTV Play on NOW TV and Roku

UKTV Play on NOW TV and Roku

Free TV on demand service UKTV Play is now available on NOW TV devices and Roku streaming players. The UKTV Play app hosts shows from multichannel broadcaster UKTV’s channels Dave,…